If you didn't watch the Emmy's last night you missed out on an historic broadcast event that showcased the glamour of Hollywood, the best that television has to offer, and death. SO MUCH DEATH. And we're not even talking about the Shemar Moore segments. Pretty much every acceptance speech was followed by an in memoriam.
To get an idea as to why the Emmy's decided to make an entire nation sad for three hours, we sat down with one of the producers of the show, the Grim Reaper, and asked him a few questions.
The Soup: Going into the Emmy's, what were some of your central goals for the show?
Grim Reaper: I'm glad you asked. I felt like in the past the Emmy's focused too much on celebrating the work of great actors and directors in TV, and didn't pay enough attention to the death of great actors and directors in TV. I really wanted this year's Emmy's to showcase how many people die by my hand in Hollywood.
The Soup: And how did the other producers feel about your choice to highlight death?
Grim Reaper: None of them wanted to do it. They thought it would be a huge bummer to watch three hours of in memoriams. But then I told them that if they didn't do exactly what I wanted I would kill them. And then bing bang boom, the Emmy's was filled with constant reminders of our mortality.
The Soup: Did you end up killing any of the other producers?
Grim Reaper: Yes. There will be an in memoriam for the dead Emmy's producers at next year's Emmy's.
The Soup: Do you have anything else you want to add?
Grim Reaper: The next Oscars is going to be a bloodbath.